Vitafive Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016
Vitafive is a personalized gummy vitamin subscription service. (All the gummies are made with pectin and starch instead of gelatin, so they’re vegetarian. Many are also vegan, kosher, and halal, and they are free of the 8 major allergens. You can check individual vitamins on the VitaFive site.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Vitafive
The Cost: $34.99 to $49.99 depending on which pack you select
COUPON: Use code msa30 to save 30% off your first month.
The Products: A selection of gummy vitamins formulated to address particular health concerns (so, there is a beauty pack, a brain pack, a heart pack, an immune pack, etc.; there are also some kids’ packs). You can log in and change what pack you’ll receive next, or get the same one from month to month.
Ships to: US (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Included was a brochure with nutritional information for all the supplements VitaFive sells. Each box you get will have a combination of these. Check what you received by looking at the back panel of the brochure (middle of the first picture). (This should not come as a surprise to you since you select the pack you will be getting.)
Here’s a look at the packets you get in the box. You will receive 28 of them, but they are all identical so I didn’t show every single one. If you have multiple people in the household getting vitamins, you can easily tell the packets apart by whose name is on them.
This is a review of the “brain pack,” which contains four omega-3 gummies and two vitamin D3 gummies. These are included in the brain pack because apparently, if intake of either is low, you may be more susceptible to depression, nerve disorders, vision problems, fatigue, and poor memory.
As for the vitamins, they have a pleasant, fruity flavor, though they are not calorie-free. You can see the full nutrition information, including ingredients, in the brochure that comes with the pack. And, they are vegan/vegetarian, which is great, since most gummies are not.
I personally like omega-3s for heart and skin health. They can help lower triglycerides and can keep your skin from getting dry, scratchy, and scaly as a side effect of certain medications. However, they are also really important for the developing brain and eye, which is probably why you see so many baby products supplemented with DHA.
I would’ve picked vitamin D3 to go in a packet for bone health issues! Anyway, I did find a study that says lack of vitamin D3 has been implicated in “brain fog,” but what the study did not find was whether supplementing with D3 can recover lost function in people who are already low and have suffered the effects of deficiency.
Verdict: I did not calculate a value for the July Vitafive box because you can only buy these gummies directly from Vitafive. The brain pack (what I reviewed here) is $24 per month, which works out to a little less than $1 per packet. I definitely appreciate that the vitamins are vegetarian, too.
Depending on which pack you choose, you may still want to take a regular multivitamin. Unless you select the “Essential Pack” you are not getting things like B12, and I did not see added minerals in any of the packs I checked. But, this is a fun way to supplement your dietary intake of certain vitamins and may be useful in addressing or preventing some common health conditions.
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